From the monthly archives:

September 2012

Why your kids should be journaling…and doodling

by This is Carrie on September 28, 2012

I don’t know about your kids, but my kids LOVE talking about themselves. I think that’s why they love journaling so much. A journal is always there to listen to whatever they have to say.  Some journals even ask questions. Not one journal ever judges their answers.  Here’s why I love seeing my kids write […]



Race Recap: Wet ‘n’ Wild 5K {Knotts Berry Farm}

by This is Carrie on September 27, 2012

After the PR at the 5K during the Ogden Marathon weekend, running just another, plain old 5K didn’t seem exciting enough for Princess.  But when she heard about the Wet & Wild 5K through Knott’s Berry Farm, ending with a wade through the lazy river at Soak City water park, she was “all in” especially […]



The Trouser Refashion Swap: Elastic Hem Trousers {tutorial}

by This is Carrie on September 26, 2012

I remember watching the Button-Up Shirt Refashion Swap with envy, thinking how fun it would be to be a part of it.  But when I got the email asking if I’d like to join the swap this year, all of a sudden, I got scared.  Clicking through the amazing blogs of the women put the […]



As I strolled down the grocery store aisle last week, I craved the flavors of fall. The fresh baked Ginger Spice Cookies from my local Fresh & Easy caught my eye and I knew exactly what to do with them. These Ginger Spice Toffee Cake Cookie Balls are definitely a bite sized taste of fall! […]



Making Stuff: A Love Scarf {Knitting for a Cause}

by This is Carrie on September 24, 2012

The Love Scarf Project is a great cause. I try to make a couple scarves to donate every year.  I hope one of the patients at City of Hope will fall in love with this cozy one. Yarn: 2 skeins Martha Stewart Crafts Lion Brand Yarn: Lofty Wool Blend in Siamese Cat Needles: Large wooden […]



On the Friday before the Disneyland Half Marathon, I was lucky enough to get my “kicks on Route 66″ during a meet up and warm up run through Disneyland & Disney California Adventure park including it’s newest addition, Cars Land. Not only did I get to run through the deserted Disney Parks along with one […]



Tutorial: Olympic Gymnast Costume {halloween DIY}

by This is Carrie on September 13, 2012

When my BFF, and queen of Halloween costumes, Kristy Glass, let her 2012 costume idea slip, my girls took one look at the idea and demanded we run with it too.  Today, I’ve teamed up with Kristy to show you how to put together your own Olympic Gymnast costume because it’s just too awesome not […]



Making Stuff: Baby Dresses {apron refashion}

by This is Carrie on September 10, 2012

A while back, a twitter friend asked if I’d like some vintage aprons she’d collected. Um, yes please. Gotta love twitter. When the big pile of aprons arrived in the mail, I knew a couple of the gathered rectangle aprons (already with cute hem details) would make perfect newborn baby dresses.  I love super-long dresses […]



Race Recap: Ogden Half Marathon {kids race}

by This is Carrie on September 8, 2012

Todd and I weren’t the only ones in our little family to race during the Ogden marathon/half marathon day of festivities.  Princess and Pumpkin ran the 5K with Grandma and a few of the bigger cousins. Big Brother ran the Kids 1K with a bunch more of the smaller cousins.  Realizing that Baby Brother was […]



Race Recap: Ogden Half Marathon {the race}

by This is Carrie on September 7, 2012

Spoiler alert: I finished the Ogden Half Marathon. So did Todd. On the morning of the Ogden Half Marathon, our plan was to get dropped off at the start and meet up with the rest of the family there.  At the last minute the six of us decided to meet in downtown Ogden to get […]